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Rounding Third: Week 8 Primer

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).

Week 8 Primer

This is a good time of the year to assess exactly where you are and in keeper leagues to decide if you're a contender or a rebuilder. Not that you didn't already have an idea coming into the season, but things change. Sometimes that great start you had is a mirage, while other times the circumstances have changed such that your expectations have adjusted with them. But now is the time to act - if you're going to grab after the brass ring, don't wait until the trade deadline to improve your squad - go get that game-changer now, when he can make more of an impact! Maybe you can afford to wait if you're a selling team, but maybe you'll also fetch more for that expiring asset. Go contact the Jose Fernandez owner now, if he's held at a great keeper price. I both traded for Fernandez this past week as well as saw him get traded by an opponent in a different league where I'm contending.

I made four trades this week covering three different leag

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